One Direction RULE & Niall Horan cries at Madison Square Gardens & Perrie Edwards shows off new purple hair (PICTURES)

One Direction took to the stage in New York last night and we think it’s fair to say that they put on a good performance.

The lads have been building up to this concert all year and they flew their friends, family, girlfriends and love interests in to watch them sing in the iconic venue and the celebrate with them at a lavish after party last night.

It was an emotional night for the boys and the concert included tracks from their first album ‘Up All Night’, their second ‘Take Me Home’ and a few covers thrown in for good measure.

Niall Horan was almost in tears at one point and raved about the support and the response from the crowd and the boys were joined on stage at one point by UK hitmaker Ed Sheeran, who of course penned their latest single ‘Little Things.’

Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson had some fun during the gig and tried to talk to a fan in the audience through a walkie talkie that was thrown on stage. Unfortunately they couldn’t hear much due to the cacophony of screams coming from the crowd.

Meanwhile, we saw Perrie Edwards out and about yesterday morning with Zayn and the pair enjoyed a spot of shopping before the big night. However, by the time show time rolled around she had managed to change her normally blonde hair to a shocking shade of purple. We wonder if it was so she could stand out from the crowd in the huge venue?

Niall thanked his fans on Twitter last night, just before he joined his pals in the after party. he wrote:

“Wow, madison square garden,thank you soo much! It was the best night of our lives! Thank you thank you thank you ! #1DinMSG”

He later added:

“Goin t sleep! Chat tomorrow! Still can’t believe we just played @thegarden ! Thank you”

Liam Payne added:

“What a night! I had soooo much fun! Thank you to everyone who came to see us and everyone of our fans who support us! I love you loads :)”

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!